NORTH DELTA — Local musician Willy Hardie keeps on getting YouTube hits with his jolly song about how he figures “Santa’s A Canadian.”
The video for the nationalistic holiday number has been viewed more than 424,000 times since it was first uploaded to the website in 2011.
“He’s a hoser through and through,” Hardie sings about Santa Claus, with references to Bob and Doug McKenzie, Wayne Gretzky, Timmy’s coffee and other all-Canadian icons.
The video showcases the fun lyrics of the bouncy song, written by Hardie with the help of Patrick Ronahan and Terry Banks.
Hardie came up with the idea for “Santa’s A Canadian” nearly a decade ago, when a neighbour friend told him to come up with a Canadian-content Christmas song.
At this time of year, Hardie jams the song, among others, at Surrey pubs including the Barrel Public House and Donegal’s.
He also created a “Santa’s A Canadian” page on Facebook.
Check out the song here: